Advice for Working with Sex Abuse Claimants – Sensitivity and Empathy are Key

In recent years, there has been an increase in litigation involving sexual abuse, as evidenced by recent lawsuits involving the Boy Scouts of America, numerous Catholic dioceses, and sports figures such as Larry Nassar. While the increase in cases is abhorrent, the #MeToo movement has helped give survivors a voice against their abusers while the increased focus on litigation has resulted in compensation for those survivors. Handling sexual abuse cases requires special considerations that may not be present in other mass tort cases.

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Tips for Establishing a Consultative Relationship with your eDiscovery Managed Services Provider

When done correctly, there is a true partnership between a legal department or law firm and their managed services provider. With so much at stake when dealing with data, a provider must be an extension of your legal team to ensure each project is done defensibly, on time, and on or under budget. 

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What is Epiq Compliance Connector for Microsoft Teams? Overcoming eDiscovery Challenges of Modern Chat Messages

As workforces have gone remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more chat messages present in business workflows than ever before. In a remote work environment, utilizing collaboration tools allows employees to keep in touch and see each other’s faces, which helps mimic the traditional working day that everyone is familiar with when physically in an office. While using these tools with remote work helps streamline operations and promotes efficient collaboration, especially in a time where regular business processes have been disrupted, data collection, adhering to compliance requirements, and conducting review for eDiscovery can become more difficult. Collaboration platforms contain many different communication functions and storage capabilities, rendering it harder to comprehensively collect and review than data contained in simple emails.

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Less Real Estate, Greater Access to Information, and Lower Costs?

Throughout the pandemic, law firms have experienced a rapid migration to new methods of supporting their employees. However, many are asking if these changes will continue after life returns to normal? The short answer, yes.

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